"Honey" Gustafson grew up watching Audrey Hepburn films, especially Breakfast at Tiffany's. Leaving behind Omaha and her abusive family for New York City, she parlays her resemblance to the legendary screen actress to reinvent herself as a postmodern Holly Golightly down to the elbow high gloves, liquid eyeliner, and upswept hair. As an escort to hedge fund CEOs and visiting Saudi sheiks, suddenly Honey is living the life she's always dreamed of, party to a glittering world of wealth and privilege previously glimpsed through film. But there is a shadow side to the gilded path Honey has chosen. One night her tainted fairytale erupts in brutal violence that comes close to getting her killed. Raised on the hard streets of Spanish Harlem, sexy ER doctor, Marcus Sanders has seen his share of domestic violence outside the hospital as well as within it. Still, something about the lovely waif-like young woman who shows up in his ER clothed in vintage couture and bearing a broken wrist and patchwork of bruises tugs at his heart. "Honey's" stoicism and stubborn courage frustrate him but also win his admiration. When she discharges herself against medical advice-his-Marcus is both irate and fearful for her. The bastard who beat her within an inch of her life will likely do so again-and the next time she may not be so lucky. He knows he can't save everyone, but he can save someone-this someone. Breaking every rule in the medical handbook, and likely a law or two, he trails her back to her Park Avenue apartment-and gets much more than he bargained for. Can Honey and Marcus overcome their dark pasts and find their own sexy Happily Ever After? Contains mature themes.
Hope Tarr, Cami Darian